Catherine O'Riordan

Catherine O'Riordan


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07875 816 205
Website

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Therapist - Nottingham

Nottingham NG4
07875 816 205
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I know it can be a bit bewildering choosing a counsellor and upfront I want to say my aim as a therapist is to be useful and helpful to you whatever your situation. I work by listening carefully to what you're experiencing now, your problems. I then try to help you start to make sense of what it is you're experiencing. We will work together to relate here and now problems to past relationships and situations that might be feeding into your problem now. The aim is to help you grow and mature as an adult and at the same time learn how to reconnect with yourself in a way that is nurturing and kind to what I call your 'wounded inner child'. The aim of therapy is to help you recover from past traumas and deficits and develop new skills and attitudes that enable you to build satisfying relationships and a life that makes you happier.

Contact me, Catherine on 07875 816 205 or email inner_child@yahoo.com

Practice description

At the moment all my work is either online or over the telephone. When it is safe to do so we can also meet face to face. I work privately from home premises where I have my office. Each therapy session is one hour and normally weekly although some people want fortnightly sessions and some two or three sessions a week. For some clients it is enough to work simply talking and reflecting together or maybe making use of drawing or other creative mediums. For other people therapeutic touch is sometimes part of their counselling treatment. 

My first session

In a first session we have the chance to get a sense of one another and see if there is a basic rapport. I will need to hear something about what brings you to counselling and you may have questions about me and how we might work together. We will make a working agreement and shape it to include anything we think necessary to work well together and meet your therapy needs. My aim is to provide a safe, secure, confidential and respectful first meeting where you feel able to begin to explore what you want from therapy. I will also be interested to know about any previous counselling experiences and whether you are on any medication or have any specific practical requirements. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Nottingham

Nottingham NG4
07875816205
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I enjoy being a supervisor because I enjoy learning and teaching and helping other professionals to develop into the therapist they want to be. I have provided clinical supervision for private therapists for several years and I have recently graduated with a PG Diploma in Supervision from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham. I work with a wide range of people including qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists on Diploma, Undergraduate and Post-Graduate courses. I also work with therapists trained in a different modality to me as an Integrative Psychotherapist including Art, Drama and Movement Therapists. I enjoy working equally with individuals and groups. At the moment all my supervision work is online or over the telephone but I look forwards to meeting again face to face when we are all safe to do so. I provide academic supervision too which some students find helpful with their course assignments. My way of working is relational and developmental and I look to provide a secure relationship within which you can explore everything to do with your client work and running and developing your business if you are in private practice. I like to help supervisees to connect theory and clinical practice and I seek to work in an engaged and creative way that allows you to grow in self-confidence. 

Practice description

Whether you are a student, newly qualified or an experienced therapist, I seek to provide a secure, attuned, reflective space to inquire, review, experiment and learn from our experiences. I look to help supervisees develop clinically and to connect theory and research to practice in a way that brings enthusiasm and satisfaction. I seek to be flexible and I am willing to accomodate the needs of supervisees in terms of duration and frequency of meeting.

My first session

When we meet for a first session this is an opportunity for us both to check out 'the fit'. I am interested to know what your past and most recent supervision experiences have been like for you and I seek to help you put into words what you want from supervision with me going forwards. This can then be reflected in our working agreement. Likewise if you have any practical requirements or learning needs I would want to be aware of these so that I can be supportive of you. I like to encourage and support supervisees to review their supervision regularly so that we can create the type of supervision that really supports you to grow as a therapist and in your practice. I realise that to get the most out of supervision we need to make ourselves vulnerable and I like to think my way of working reduces the impact of shame and makes supervision a rewarding and positive experience for us both.

What I can help with

Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Development coaching, Life coaching, Personal development

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited